Lighters snagged at Newark - Metro US

Lighters snagged at Newark

NEWARK. Customs and Border Protections officers seized 261,000 cigarette lighters at the Port of New York in Newark on June 13, they reported yesterday. Officials said they took the lighters — worth $135,000 — because they were missing a child-resistant mechanism.

Customs officers were working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to block what they called a “high-risk shipment.”

The lighters arrived from France.

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